Video from ISS shows how astronauts celebrated Christmas in space

  • The International Space Station (ISS) has spent 25 years in orbit, during which time more than 270 astronauts have visited
  • This Christmas, astronauts onboard ISS celebrated Christmas much like we do here on Earth
  • They took the day off, opened presents, ate a Christmas Dinner, and even watched a movie

Published on Dec 29, 2023 at 5:11 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Dec 29, 2023 at 9:16 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Video from ISS shows how astronauts celebrated Christmas in space

There’s being away from home at Christmas, then there’s being in space at Christmas.

But despite being approximately 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth, astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) still celebrated Christmas this year.

Check out how ISS astronauts spent their Christmas in the video down below!

Just like many on Earth, the astronauts took Christmas Day off to open presents and enjoy a Christmas dinner.

They crew even took time out to watch the 1989 slapstick comedy, ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation’.

And no Christmas would be complete without hanging Christmas stocking, although they weren’t quite as festive as those hung in houses across Earth over Christmas.

The crew’s Christmas stockings took the firm of grey and black thermal socks, but they did add a little festive cheer by donning Santa hats that stood straight up, thanks to the microgravity experienced by the ISS.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.